Family’s horror as dead baby is found on the side of a ROAD after falling from the roof of a funeral car
- An infant’s body has been found on the side of a road in Brisbane, Queensland
- The child’s body was accidentally left on the roof of a vehicle, it is understood
- The vehicle was en route to the John Tonge Centre – a Brisbane mortuary
- Discovery was made by road workers and family has been told of the incident
A dead baby has been found on the side of a Queensland road after it fell off a vehicle transporting corpses to a morgue.
The infant’s body was accidentally left on the roof of the vehicle, which was en route to the John Tonge Centre in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast Daily reported.
When the vehicle arrived at the mortuary, it was noticed the body was missing.
The grim discovery was made by road workers, who are understood to be have been offered counselling.
The family, who are said to be ‘extremely distressed’, has been made aware of the incident.
A funeral contracting firm has been suspended while the incident is investigated by Queensland Health.
‘This is an incredibly distressing incident… We have spoken with the family to explain what happened, support them and to apologise,’ a Health spokesman told the paper.
‘This transport was not undertaken by Queensland Health but by a licenced private funeral contractor. Queensland Health has already begun a process to fully investigate the contractor’s actions, so that nothing like this ever happens again.’
More to come.
An infant’s body has been found on the side of a Queensland road after it reportedly fell off a truck taking corpses to a morgue. The grim discovery was made by road workers (stock)